Orienteering race 1:34:09  12.8 km (7:21 / km) +380m 6:24 / km
British Champs - so much fun! :-) #LoveSouthernForests
Good bits - Didn't feel any pressure & genuinely had so much fun. Started well - not too fast just trying to stay in control & last the distance. Didn't get tempted to run faster because my navigation couldn't keep up as it was. Got 14 and 15 perfectly and they were hard :) & ran the long legs straight which is something I've been trying to work on!
Bad bits - Couldn't make sense of the map at 3 (still can't!) & dropped a minute (so did a lot of people). An unmapped track right before 6 totally confused me - I thought I'd gone past the control & turned back around even though the vegetation change was quite obvious. Another unmapped track at 7 led me to the platform and veg boundary SW (and above) of the correct one - much annoyance at the extra climb! Too low down and faffing at 8. Let some old men distract me at 17 and 18 rather than doing my own thing. Got SO tired going to 19 and binned over 2 minutes in the open - nothing fitted & had genuinely no idea what I was doing. Hesitated on the last loop - not sure why I lost all confidence in myself.
Top 6 was my (what i thought ambitious) aim, so very happy (although can't help but be frustrated that the podium was probably achievable without my blip at 19). Loads better than the lakes anyway haha :-) keen for tomorrow now!!